Nilfisk Partners with Blue Ocean Robotics to Bring the Future of Cleaning Robots
Nilfisk and Blue Ocean Robotics are announcing today that the two companies will begin a strategic co-operation to develop intelligent cleaning machines and robots for both the Danish and global markets. The co-operation will complement Nilfisk’s existing partnerships in the robotics field – an area that is expected to comprise up to 10 percent of the company’s turnover within 5 to 7 years.
According to Hans Henrik Lund, CEO for Nilfisk, the partnership complements Nilfisk’s existing and strong partnership within robotics and is a yet another step towards meeting customers’ needs for precise and reliable cleaning:
“We estimate that about 70% of the cost of professional cleaning goes to labor. At the same time, cleaning is one of the industries with the highest employee turnover. We experience a significant need among our customers for self-driving machines that can take care of standard cleaning so personnel can be used for other assignments.”
Hans Henrik Lund emphasizes that Nilfisk is already well underway with its technological transformation.
“We have a clear multi-partner strategy and wish to develop our product portfolio in close collaboration with highly-specialized technology companies that are the best within their fields. We’ve had very good experience with that already, and we look forward to the beginning of our co-operation with Blue Ocean Robotics, which complements our existing partnership with Carnegie Robotics very well,” says Hans Henrik Lund.
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